World Bulletin / News Desk
The Egyptian army on Monday killed a senior leader of al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group in North Sinai.
Ibrahim Mohamed Freg, aka Abu Suhaib, was killed in an ambush in Sheikh Zuweid city, army spokesman Ahmed Mohamed said in a Facebook statement.
He said man died in an exchange of fire with army troops on a road leading to al-Touma village.
Another armed man was arrested.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed several deadly attacks against Egyptian army and security forces, including a failed September assassination attempt on the life of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.
Sinai has been at the center of heightened violence against police and army personnel since the July 3 ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected leader, by the army.
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